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    Kurt Schaffenberger
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Also Credited As:
Shaffenberger, Kurt


Bio:
As a young boy, Kurt Schaffenberger came to America from Germany. He attended the Pratt Institute in New York City. After graduation, he joined Jack Binder's studio in 1941. There, he began working on key Fawcett titles, including Captain Marvel, Bulletman and Ibis. His work was also published by Prize, Street & Smith, and Pines.

He served in the US military during World War II, and returned to the world of professional sequential art soon after war's end. He resumed his work for the Captain Marvel family of titles, and expanded his reach to an even more diverse group of publishing houses, including: EC, Gilbertson, Premier, ACG and Marvel.

In 1957 Otto Binder recruited him to DC to work on the Superman family. He stayed at DC for the next 30 years, making an especially large contribution to the development of Lois Lane. In this capacity, he was the lead artist on the book, Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane, for the entirety of its first decade.

He was essentially fired from DC in the late 1960s for helping to organize other artists to protest bad working conditions. He then briefly freelanced and worked for Marvel, but returned to DC in the early 1970s.

When DC got the rights to the Captain Marvel Family, he was one of the key players in the initial 1970s revival. The late 1970s saw him contribute well outside the Superman family of titles. During this time he had short-lived gigs on titles like Wonder Woman and The Super Friends.

This flirtation with the larger DCU didn't last long. By 1980, he was again leading a Superman family title. This time it was the final, post-Legion title for the original Superboy.

Somewhat metaphorically, the Superboy- and Supergirl-less DCU that followed from the Crisis on Infinite Earths turned out to be a mostly Shaffenberger-less one as well. He largely retired from comics soon after helping with the final pre-Crisis Superman tale, "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?"

Awards:
Schaffenberger's work won him the 1984 National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award in the "Comic Book" division.

Date of Birth: December 15, 1920
Birthplace: Germany
Date of death: January 24, 2002

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Penciller:
'Mazing Man (1986)
80 Page Giant (1964)
Action Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (1938)
Adventure into Mystery (1956)
Adventures Into The Unknown (1948)
Amazing Heroes (1981)
Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special (1990)
The Amazing World of DC Comics Special Edition (1976)
Amethyst (1985)
Astonishing (1951)
The Best of DC (1979)
Boy Loves Girl (1952)
Captain Marvel Adventures (1941)
Catwoman: Nine Lives of a Feline Fatale (2004)
Classics Illustrated (1941)
Comics Buyer's Guide Presents The Greatest Comic Book Covers of AllTime! (2012)
CRACKED (1958)
DC Comics Covergirls (2007)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
DC Comics Presents (1978)
DC Special Series (1977)
DC's Greatest Imaginary Stories (2005)
Dead of Night (1973)
Deadman (2011)
Detective Comics (1937)
Doc Savage Comics (1940)
Edge of Fear (1984)
Elson's Presents Super Heroes Comics (1981)
The Flash (1959)
Forbidden Worlds (1951)
Government Issue: Comics for the People, 1940s-2000s (2011)
International Comics (1947)
Journey Into Unknown Worlds (1950)
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980)
Legion of Super-Heroes (1984)
Lois & Clark, The New Adventures of Superman (1994)
Looney Tunes Magazine (1989)
Lovers' Lane (1949)
Macabre Destiny (1984)
Magicman Archives (2008)
Marvel Family (1945)
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Strange Tales (2007)
Marvel Selects: Fantastic Four (2000)
Master Comics (1948)
MV Comix (1968)
Mysterious Adventures (1951)
Mysterious Stories (1954)
Mystery Tales (1952)
Mystical Tales (1956)
The New Adventures of Superboy (1980)
Orphan from Krypton (Australian) (1982)
The Outsiders (1985)
Police Against Crime (1954)
Shazam! (1973)
Shazam! A Circus Adventure (1977)
Showcase Presents Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld (2012)
Showcase Presents: Ambush Bug (2009)
Showcase Presents: DC Comics Presents - Superman Team-Ups (2009)
Strange Tales (1951)
The Super Friends (1976)
Superboy (Australian) (1982)
Superfreunde (1980)
Superman (1939)
Superman Extra (1980)
The Superman Family (1974)
The Superman Gallery (1993)
Superman Taschenbuch (1976)
Superman-Batman (1966)
Superman: Cover to Cover (2006)
Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane Archives (2011)
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (1958)
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (1954)
Tender Love Stories (1971)
Terror Trail (1983)
True Love Confessions (1954)
WHIZ Comics (1940)
Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes (1988)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Wonder Woman (1942)
World of Fantasy (1956)
World of Smallville (1988)
World's Finest Comics (1941)
Wundergirl (1976)
Yogi Berra (1951)
Young Love (1963)

Inker:
'Mazing Man (1986)
80 Page Giant (1964)
Action Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (1938)
Adventure into Mystery (1956)
Adventures Into The Unknown (1948)
The Amazing World of DC Comics Special Edition (1976)
Astonishing (1951)
The Best of DC (1979)
Blue Devil (1984)
Captain Marvel Adventures (1941)
Catwoman: Nine Lives of a Feline Fatale (2004)
DC Comics Presents (1978)
DC Sampler (1983)
DC Special Series (1977)
DC Universe by Alan Moore (2012)
DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore (2006)
DC's Greatest Imaginary Stories (2005)
Dead of Night (1973)
Detective Comics (1937)
Edge of Fear (1984)
Forbidden Worlds (1951)
Green Lantern (1960)
Hero Hotline (1989)
International Comics (1947)
Journey Into Unknown Worlds (1950)
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980)
Looney Tunes Magazine (1989)
Lovers' Lane (1949)
Macabre Destiny (1984)
Magicman Archives (2008)
Marvel Family (1945)
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Strange Tales (2007)
MASK (1987)
MASK Comic-Magazin (1987)
Master Comics (1948)
Mr. Fixitt (1989)
MV Comix (1968)
Mysterious Adventures (1951)
Mysterious Stories (1954)
Mystery Tales (1952)
Mystical Tales (1956)
The New Adventures of Superboy (1980)
The Outsiders (1985)
Phantom of Fear City (1993)
Police Against Crime (1954)
Shazam! (1973)
Showcase Presents: Ambush Bug (2009)
Strange Tales (1951)
Superman (1939)
The Superman Family (1974)
The Superman Gallery (1993)
Superman-Batman (1966)
Superman: The Secret Years (1985)
Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (1997)
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (1958)
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (1954)
Terror Trail (1983)
True Love Confessions (1954)
WHIZ Comics (1940)
Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes (1988)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
Wonder Woman (1942)
World of Fantasy (1956)
World's Finest Comics (1941)
Yogi Berra (1951)
Young Love (1963)

Cover Artist:
80 Page Giant (1964)
Action Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (1938)
Adventures Into The Unknown (1948)
Amazing World of DC Comics (1974)
The Battle For Survival! (1971)
The Best of DC (1979)
Captain Marvel Adventures (1941)
Forbidden Worlds (1951)
Gasp! (1967)
Isis (1976)
Magic Agent (1962)
Magicman Archives (2008)
Marvel Family (1945)
Master Comics (1940)
Master Comics (1948)
Midnight Mystery (1961)
Mysterious Stories (1954)
Nemesis Archives (2008)
The New Adventures of Superboy (1980)
Orphan from Krypton (Australian) (1982)
Police Against Crime (1954)
Shazam! (1973)
SHAZAM! From The 40's To The 70's (1977)
Shazam! A Circus Adventure (1977)
The Super Friends (1976)
Superboy (Australian) (1982)
Superfreunde (1980)
Superman (1939)
The Superman Family (1974)
Superman-Batman (1966)
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (1958)
True Love Confessions (1954)
Unknown Worlds (1960)
WHIZ Comics (1940)
World's Finest Comics (1941)



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